San José Unified Board of Education Selects Finalist for Superintendent

After several months of extensive community engagement and deliberation, the San José Unified Board of Education is pleased to announce the selection of a finalist for the position of Superintendent. Nancy Albarrán was selected from a pool of highly qualified candidates from our local region and across the country. Ms. Albarrán is currently serving as Interim Superintendent following the departure of Dr. Vincent Matthews in October 2015. Her formal approval as the next Superintendent of San José Unified is pending final action at an upcoming, regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting. For further information, please click here

Después de muchos meses de extensiva participación comunitaria y deliberación, la Mesa Directiva tiene el placer de anunciar su elección de la finalista al puesto de Superintendente. La señorita Nancy Albarrán fue electa dentro de un grupo de candidatos altamente calificados locales y de todo el país. La señorita Albarrán funge como Superintendente Interino desde de la partida del Dr. Vincent Matthews en octubre de 2015. Su aprobación formal como la siguiente Superintendente del Distrito Escolar Unificado de San José está en espera de la medida final en una próxima junta ordinaria de la Mesa Directiva.

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Mallard and Ducklings Visit Hacienda School

Mallard and Ducklings

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California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress program - CAASPP

Last spring, schools and districts across California participated in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress program, also known as CAASPP. This set of assessments provides information on student progress under the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), supporting more rigorous instruction in San Jose Unified School District and increased expectations for students.

Pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 852, each year school districts are required to notify parents or guardians of their pupil’s participation in the CAASPP tests. In addition, districts are required to inform families of their right to exempt their student from taking the CAASPP tests. For families wishing to exempt their student from a CAASPP assessment, a written request specifying the test(s) to be exempted must be submitted annually to the school site.

To learn more about the CAASPP assessments your student may take, or the exemption process, please click here.

Evaluación de California del Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil - CAASPP

La primavera pasada, las escuelas y distritos escolares de todo California participaron en el programa de Evaluación de California del Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil, también conocido por sus siglas en inglés como CAASPP. Este conjunto de evaluaciones proporciona información del progreso de los estudiantes con respecto a los Estándares Académicos, Comunes y Fundamentales del Estado (CCSS). Los resultados de la evaluación brindan apoyo para impartir enseñanza más rigurosa en el Distrito Escolar Unificado de San José con el fin de aumentar las expectativas académicas de todos los estudiantes.

De conformidad con las reglamentaciones del Código de California, Título 5, Artículo 852, cada año a los distritos escolares se les requiere que notifiquen a los padres y tutores acerca de la participación de sus hijos en los exámenes CAASPP. Además, a los distritos escolares se les exige que informen a las familias que tienen el derecho a pedir que se les exente a sus hijos de tomar los exámenes CAASPP. Las familias que no deseen que sus hijos tomen una evaluación CAASPP, deberán pedirlo por escrito, especificando cuál examen o exámenes no desean que tomen sus hijos y entregar dicha solicitud escrita a su escuela, cada año.

Para obtener más información de las evaluaciones CAASPP que podrían tomar sus hijos o sobre el proceso para pedir que a sus hijos se les exente de tomarlas, por favor haga clic aquí.

A Message From Ms. Loy, Principal

April 2016

Dear Hacienda families.

Spring has sprung! April is one of our busiest months here at Hacienda. Please come and enjoy our Going Native Garden Tour this coming Sunday, April 10th, from 10:30-3:00. It always amazes me to hear our students describing the beautiful plants and foliage in our Outdoor Classroom, as they guide our guests through. Next week, April 11th-15th, is Spring Break. Hopefully all of you will take some time to enjoy the beautiful California weather we are having.

Testing season is upon us, starting on April 4th, and running through May 6th. All students in grades 3-5 will be taking the SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) state tests for English Language Arts and Math. Our 5th grade students will also be taking the state California Standards Test for Science. I am confident that Hacienda students will do their best, and do very well. This is our second year taking the SBAC assessments online, using laptop and Chromebook computers.

Finally, HIPS will be hosting our annual Spring Fling on April 30th. From the walkathon, to the delicious foods, to the silent auction, it is such a fabulous event! I hope that all of you will come out to cheer on our students, and support our school. I am so grateful for the generosity of our Hacienda families, and their support of this important fundraiser. All of the miles and miles of walking our students do to help our school, is just awesome.

Have a WONDERFUL Spring Break, everyone!

Carmen Loy
Hacienda Principal